Bonfire night: Where to catch the fireworks in and around Preston

Posted on - 3rd November, 2011 - 10:55am | Author - | Posted in - Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston


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Hot on the heels of  Halloween, this weekend sees the celebration of Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th of November. Across Lancashire there are lots of planned bonfires and firework displays taking place, which are great fun for everyone.

I’ve grouped together the displays taking place across Lancashire on a map below, so you can scroll to the bottom of the post to see your nearest firework display. If you know of any that I’ve missed then get in touch and I’ll add it to the map.


As always, the Preston Grasshoppers bonfire and firework night returns for another year. Tickets are £4 per person in advance, £5 on the night. Families (2 adults, 2 children) can buy a family ticket in advance for £12 or on the night for £15. Gates open at 6pm, bonfire is lit at 7pm and fireworks are at 8pm.


There are a number of activities planned before the evening event, including including guided walks, storytelling, arts and crafts and lantern making workshops.

All those taking part in the lantern making will be invited to join a procession from the city centre to St. George’s Quay to mark the start of the evening’s firework festivities. Activities take place throughout the day from 10 am but fireworks begin at 8pm. You can find a full schedule of the day on the Lancaster Council website.


Taking place at Blackpool Cricket Club, who are once again hosting their annual bonfire and firework display. A fairground and refreshments are included. Bar and gates open at 5:30pm, bonfire lit at 7:30pm, and the fireworks begin at 8pm.


Clitheroe will see a firework display and laser show in the grounds of the castle, in the event which is organised by the Rotary Club.

As well as the bonfire and firework display, there will be a hog roast and other hot snacks available. You’re advised to arrive around 6:30pm to see the laser show.


Organised by Blackburn Lions and the Rotary Club, Witton Park will see fairground rides, a bonfire and fireworks as well as entertainment provided by Bee Radio. Visitors are asked to make a £1 donation to local charities. Fairground rides available from 6 pm, bonfire lit at 7.30pm, fireworks begin at 8pm.


Free event at Longton Victory Memorial Park. Bonfire lit at 6:30pm and firework display begins at 7pm.


Unlike other events, this bonfire night is on Friday 4 November. It takes place at Halsall St Cuthbert’s School and gates open at 5:30pm. Admission is ¬£5 for adults, ¬£2 for students and free for children. Live music, barbecue and hot drinks.


Gates for the event at Ormskirk Cricket Club open at 6pm. Includes a bonfire, fireworks and barbecue.


This event is organised by Southport Hesketh Round Table and will take place at Victoria Park, Sefton. All donations will go to Help The Heroes, admission is £7 for adults and £3 for children aged five to 14 years. Gates open at 5pm, bonfire is lit at 6:30pm and the fireworks display takes place at 8pm.

View Firework displays in Lancashire in a larger map

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